Kailash Mansarovar is a sacred site in Tibet that is considered holy by people from a lot of faiths and religions. This pilgrimage encompasses Mt. Kailash (Kang Rinpoche) and Lake Mansarovar (Tso Rinpoche), both of which hold immense religious significance.
Notably, the region is the origin of prominent rivers like Indus, Satluj, Karnali and Brahmaputra. The journey to Kailash Mansarovar is said to be quite rigorous due to the difficult terrain. Despite the fact, pilgrims from all over the world visit this site in search of spiritual peace.
Mt. Kailash is located on the Tibetan plateau at an altitude of around 22028 feet. According to Hindu mythology, it is the abode of Lord Shiva who is one part of the holy trinity. It is believed that one can wipe away all his/her sins by performing a Parikrama of this mountain.
It is not just revered among Hindus, but Buddhists, Jains and people from Bon faith as well. As per the folklore of Tibet, Mount Kailash is a natural mandala, which symbolises their cosmology on planet Earth.
Just 18 miles southeast of Mt. Kailash is the Mansarovar Lake, the abode of purity. Taking a dip in its magical waters or drinking it is believed to cleanse all sins, cure ailments and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.
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